Ikea Malm Queen Bed and 6 Drawer Chest
So today was the first day of moving and cleaning day at the new place. Today was a really nice day too. First day this spring where it’s really nice and not cold. Temperature was around 64F.
My main task today was to put together the Malm bed and Malm drawers from Ikea. Before I got into it though I washed the floor first just so the furniture wont sit in dirt for the next few years and then collect even more dirt. After that was done it was time to start opening up the boxes and assemble!
The Malm bed comes in 3 boxes.
It wasn’t too hard putting together the entire bed. Pretty simple. One thing I noticed at the end was that I didnt have the midbeam! I read many things before buying this bed. Some said that the midbeam comes with it and is in one of the boxes. Some said they didn’t have it and responses was that they probably forgot a box. I checked the Ikea website to make sure it comes with it or not. The Ikea website was a bit misleading. Here’s what the website says:
Midbeam is included in the price but is packaged separately.
Slatted bed base, mattress and bedlinens are sold separately.
So from that and from what I read I just figured that it’ll be in one of the 3 boxes. The slatted bed base would be the only thing I gotta pick up separately. I was so wrong.
The midbeam is just like the slatted bed base. You gotta pick them up separately. Why did the website just include the midbeam in the pricing? Why can’t they just leave it out of price and say you need to pick it up separately just like the slatted bed base? I mean if it’s a necessary item then just include it in the 3 packaging (or add a 4th).
At the Malm bed showroom they didn’t even have the midbeam listed. They didn’t say that’s a part you gotta get yourself. That’s a big reason why I didn’t even bother looking for it later. They did have slatted bed base there though.
So anyway, here’s a picture of the complete Malm bed minus the midbeam and slatted bed base. I cant put on the slatted bed base without the midbeam so that will have to wait.
The Malm 6 drawer chest comes in 2 boxes. That was pretty straight forward. Just needed what they stated which was just the 2 boxes.
Upon opening the boxes I noticed a large bag of screws, nails, etc. It was horrifying. This has probably 5x as much stuff as the bed. It took me awhile to sort it out. I didnt even bother counting them to see if they were all there.
The drawer wasn’t too hard to put together. Just very time consuming. I wasn’t able to finish putting it all together though. It was getting too late so I stopped with 3 1/2 drawers left to assemble.